Olympic Speaker Mark Spitz is one of the greatest living sports legends and most remembered by his astonishing win of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Until the 2008 Games, Mark held the record for the most Olympic Gold medals during one Olympics by a single Olympiad. Today, Mark is an engaging keynote speaker regularly hired for corporate business conferences, awards ceremonies, leadership summits and other special events.
Between 1965 and 1972, Spitz won a total of eleven Olympic medals: nine gold, one silver and one bronze. During those years, he set thirty three World records. He was voted “Athlete of the century” in water sports and one of six “Greatest Olympians” by Sports Illustrated in 2000.
As Mark’s focus on swimming slowly began to fade, he became an entrepreneur and successful businessman. He started a successful real estate company in Beverly Hills and continued to capitalize on his success in a recording breaking way. As the real estate market started slowing down, Mark Spitz shifted his focus to the stock market. He became a stock broker and now concentrates in private equity. He continues to seek and pursue opportunities that he feels would be a successful investment.
In 2008, Mark released a self-published book “The Extraordinary Life of an Olympic Champion.” The book gives insight from Spitz himself, his coaches and competitors and shares his journey from his early years, to his success as a college athlete at Indiana University and his lucrative Olympic career.
Olympic Speaker Mark Spitz travels the country for speaking engagements, speaking to audiences of all types about What Makes a Champion, Being a Jewish Athlete, The Olympic Champion Within Everyone, World Events (1972-Current), and the Olympic Dream & Spirit.